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Old 13th Jan 2021, 17:04
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Flying Phase 8 on AW139

Good day 139 pilots,

Anybody here that is operating Honeywell Phase 8? Feedback on the enhancements and pilot interface improvements will be appreciated.

About to start practical training after retrofit next week.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 21:47
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Originally Posted by FIREBLADE139 View Post
Good day 139 pilots,

Anybody here that is operating Honeywell Phase 8? Feedback on the enhancements and pilot interface improvements will be appreciated.

About to start practical training after retrofit next week.
Nice one Fireblade. What sector are you guys operating it in?.

Let us know what you think!.
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 15:40
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Well they've had a long time to hopefully get it right...



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Old 16th Jan 2021, 00:12
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Is “Synthetic Vision” the big part of Phase 8, on the AW139?

It seems to work well on the AW189’s - early “phase”.
What is the major improvement with “Phase 8” on the AW189? Anyone know?
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Old 16th Jan 2021, 08:19
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I don’t think phase 8 has even been released on AW189 yet.

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Old 16th Jan 2021, 11:38
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Originally Posted by Hot_LZ View Post
I don’t think phase 8 has even been released on AW189 yet.

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surely they’re not connected? 139 uses Honeywell avionics with their software, 189 uses Leonardo’s own software, so they won’t be following same timelines or phase numbers.
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Old 17th Jan 2021, 01:03
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Originally Posted by Hot_LZ View Post
I don’t think phase 8 has even been released on AW189 yet.

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I know the 139/189 have different FMS’s. (Lucky enough to be endorsed on both)
I’m pretty sure some 189’s are “Phase 7” already, with Phase 8 available. (Not the ones I fly)
Perhaps coincidence with the 139 at the same “Phase”.
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Old 17th Jan 2021, 16:46
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Originally Posted by Twist & Shout View Post
Is “Synthetic Vision” the big part of Phase 8, on the AW139?

It seems to work well on the AW189’s - early “phase”.
What is the major improvement with “Phase 8” on the AW189? Anyone know?
No more irritating PERF INIT every landing
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Old 18th Jan 2021, 01:48
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Originally Posted by Sir Korsky View Post
No more irritating PERF INIT every landing
That’s something I guess.
I’m hoping they have adjusted some of the AFCS rates.
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Old 18th Jan 2021, 17:55
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Originally Posted by Sir Korsky View Post
Well they've had a long time to hopefully get it right...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrvR38utXQY
Looks very nice and advanced but apparently still not advanced enough to make the ipad redundant...



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Old 18th Jan 2021, 19:40
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Looks very nice and advanced but apparently still not advanced enough to make the ipad redundant...
well when you've paid $10,000 for the mounting brackets you'll want to make good use of them right?
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